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Hariff stars for Malaysia in cycling

Two days after ending a 10-year gold drought in Malaysian men's road cycling, Mohd Harrif Saleh claimed his second gold medal at Marina Bay South yesterday.

The 26-year-old finished the men's road race in 3:19:33 to take top spot, and added to his win in the criterium event.

With his two golds, Mohd Harrif has single-handedly taken his country to the top of the cycling medal table.

Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines ended their campaign with one gold apiece, leaving Singapore as the only country without a gold after the four-day event.

Philippines rule in taekwondo on last day

The Philippines were the biggest winners on the final day of taekwondo after claiming two of the four golds on offer at Singapore Expo Hall 2 yesterday.

Samuel Morrison beat Vietnam's Phan Trung Duc 19-12 in the men's under-68kg contest, before Pauline Lopez defeated another Vietnamese Pham Thi Thu Hien 20-12 in the women's under-57kg category.

Thailand's Peerathep Sila-on clinched the men's under-74kg title after Malaysia's Khir Amir Mohd Sulaiman withdrew.

In the final event of the night, Vietnamese Ha Thi Nguyen beat Nurulain Md Ja'afar 22-0 to win the women's under-62kg crown.

Malaysia narrowly miss out on sweep

Malaysia narrowly missed out on a clean sweep of five golds in compound archery yesterday, when debutant Zulfadli Ruslan lost the men's individual final 137-138 to Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Cuong.

But their dominance was clear.

They downed Thailand 223-210 in the women's team final and edged out Indonesia in a shoot-off in the men's team final after the match finished all square at 222-222.

Malaysia also beat Thailand 151-140 in the mixed team final before they won the women's individual final to take their archery gold tally to five golds.

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